Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.
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Young women who weigh themselves frequently may be at risk for depression, a new study suggests.
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens. The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and [...]
THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds. “When most people are hungry, they are motivated to eat,” study first author Christina Wierenga, an associate professor of psychiatry at the the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in [...]
While female anorexia patients tend to place an excessive focus on food control, male patients tend to focus more on excessive exercise and muscle gain.
Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.